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Hiv Needle Under Gas Pump Myth

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV, there are no documented cases of transmission outside of a health-care setting. CDC has received inquiries about used needles left by HIV-infected injection drug users in coin return slots of pay phones, the underside of gas pump handles, and on movie theater seats. Some reports have falsely indicated that CDC "confirmed" the presence of HIV in the needles. CDC has not tested such needles nor has CDC confirmed the presence or absence...
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Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually your experience is not different and my response about being stuck with potentially HIV-tainted sharp objects at raves remains exactly the same. No risk. It's all urban legend. (See below.) If my reassurance is not Read more »

HIV in needle

I like to know how long HIV can survive inside of needle. i mean abandoned drug needles that might found everyday life. How long these needles are dangerous?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...answered in detail in this forum; see my response to "Lifespan of virus in needle" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna).Your risk for infection when coming into contact with discarded needles really... Read more »

HIV and needles

If a person is HIV neg, but uses herion and shares the needle with another HIV neg, person what are the chances of either of them getting HIV, and being a carry of it.
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...HIGH. (Because you never know if the other person got exposed to HIV that morning or the day before.) Be careful! You should never share needles. #1- HIV could be in their blood and they don't know Read more »

HIV and needles

If a person is HIV neg, but uses herion and shares the needle with another HIV neg, person what are the chances of either of them getting HIV, and being a carry of it.
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...HIGH. (Because you never know if the other person got exposed to HIV that morning or the day before.) Be careful! Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Red Pumps Help Bring Attention to AIDS

...women across the nation to wear red shoes on Wednesday to bring attention to the day's designation as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Chicago-based bloggers Lovette Ajayi, of AwesomelyLuvvie.com , and Karyn Brianne Watkins, of ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rumors, Myths and Hoaxes About HIV/AIDS

...I have read stories on the Internet about people getting stuck by needles in phone booth coin returns, movie theater seats, gas pump handles, and other places. One story said that CDC reported similar incidents about improperly discarded needles... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

... Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Vets Face an HIV Risk From Hospital Pumps

...while receiving care at the hospital. VAMC said there is a slight risk of infection for patients who underwent colonoscopies and gastrointestinal procedures from May 2004 to March 4, said John Vara, the hospital's chief of staff. Back-flow from... Read more »
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AM I stabbed by HIV needle ?

Posted by fat_cats
........I don't know this spot have before this or not ...... .I've cried a lot and thought that maybe , that man stabbed me by a + HIV needle . Guys , I want to know that : 1) does it hurt when you are stabbed by a needle ? or don't feel anything (... Read more »

HIV and needles

Posted by QP95, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load. However, he has recently started giving himself injections of HGH. He asked for Read more »

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no blood on my hand so if I didi get stuck it didnt go very deep but I did see a very small nic of... Read more »

so ifi did

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...so if i did sit on a needle the chance of transmission is verylow, o.4% so the odds areinm y favor ? Read more »